Have ripe bananas? Give this Banana Maple Caramel Corn a try! A buttery brown sugar caramel is blended with ripe bananas, banana liqueur, and maple syrup. Poured over freshly popped popcorn and baked over low heat, this sweet and crunchy treat is the perfect snack food!
Have ripe bananas? Give this Banana Maple Caramel Corn a try! A buttery brown sugar caramel is blended with ripe bananas, banana liqueur, and maple syrup. Poured over freshly popped popcorn and baked over low heat, this sweet and crunchy treat is the perfect snack food! www.mind-over-batter.com
I am passive aggressive at home. I am. I don’t like to stomp around nagging and yelling. Not only do these mofos ignore me, but it gives my voice a shrill nasal quality reminiscent of Lois Griffin on speed. I don’t like the sound of it.
And so, when I need it, I bring forth Passive Aggressive Bosslady.
I have two children – One now a teenager – And though he doesn’t give me real trouble, he tends to get a bit mouthy at times.
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I’m Dominican – And back in the day mouthing off and idle hands earned you loose teeth. My mother use to issue the following threat with regularity; “You’re won’t make it to 16 with those front teeth – And we can’t afford dentures.”
Real talk – I didn’t want my name changed to “Bosslady No Teeth” and kept my mouthing off to a bare minimum. So minimum in fact, I still don’t mouth off to my mama for fear she may backhand my ass unexpectedly.
But teens nowadays, they want to mouth off at a drop of a hat.
I let that homie have his moment.  Then I begin an all day baking project that leaves a mountain of dishes.
Or my latest…
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Popcorn…
Better yet…
Caramel corn.
Because of the caramel.
Which I purposely on purpose leave EVERYWHERE.
Have ripe bananas? Give this Banana Maple Caramel Corn a try! A buttery brown sugar caramel is blended with ripe bananas, banana liqueur, and maple syrup. Poured over freshly popped popcorn and baked over low heat, this sweet and crunchy treat is the perfect snack food! www.mind-over-batter.com
On the stove.
The floor.
I just wave that whisk without a care of where that caramel lands. The pots – Oh man, the pots! Making caramel corn is a 1 pot and 1 bowl deal, yet I tend to use 3 bowls and 4 pots.
Then I allow the caramel to dry. I yell out his name as if its some sort of emergency – And when he says; “What’s up?”
Have ripe bananas? Give this Banana Maple Caramel Corn a try! A buttery brown sugar caramel is blended with ripe bananas, banana liqueur, and maple syrup. Poured over freshly popped popcorn and baked over low heat, this sweet and crunchy treat is the perfect snack food! www.mind-over-batter.com
With a smile and my sweetest voice I say;
“Dishes…”

Muhahahahahaha!

Is that evil? I’m evil, right?
Yea… Don’t mess with me.
Anywho…
Caramel corn is addicting. Very addicting. Even the junk batches I made were inhaled and raved over. Oh, yea – I produced many, many junk batches before I was able to achieve the flavor banging around in my head, leaving me with the delusion that I am now a Caramel Corn Connoisseur.
Have ripe bananas? Give this Banana Maple Caramel Corn a try! A buttery brown sugar caramel is blended with ripe bananas, banana liqueur, and maple syrup. Poured over freshly popped popcorn and baked over low heat, this sweet and crunchy treat is the perfect snack food! www.mind-over-batter.com
That’s my new title, ya’ll.
This caramel corn starts with nice caramel base – Brown sugar, light corn syrup and butter. There’s 2 sticks of butter here; but don’t be scurred – I think the 2 cups of brown sugar balance it out. Once the caramel is ready it’s time to add baking soda and flavorings. For this batch of caramel corn a mix of banana liqueur, maple syrup and vanilla extract are added, along with a mashed banana.
Have ripe bananas? Give this Banana Maple Caramel Corn a try! A buttery brown sugar caramel is blended with ripe bananas, banana liqueur, and maple syrup. Poured over freshly popped popcorn and baked over low heat, this sweet and crunchy treat is the perfect snack food! www.mind-over-batter.com
You must be tired of my banana posts by now. I know, I’m on a banana kick – I’m sorry. Look at it this way: I’m giving you options, dude. Right now you have 2 ripe bananas on your counter. You can use 1.
Now you may be wondering – Why add the flavorings at the end? Wouldn’t it be better to cook them with the caramel?
I hear you; however, the answer is a big fat NO.
Why?
3  – OK- 4 failed batches later I discovered maple syrup or liqueurs added during the caramel stage screws with the structure of the brown sugar in the caramel, leaving you with gritty caramel corn.
Have ripe bananas? Give this Banana Maple Caramel Corn a try! A buttery brown sugar caramel is blended with ripe bananas, banana liqueur, and maple syrup. Poured over freshly popped popcorn and baked over low heat, this sweet and crunchy treat is the perfect snack food! www.mind-over-batter.com
I hope that was scientific enough for you.
My point?
Add whatever flavorings you’d like, as much as you like ONCE you reach boiling caramel stage.
Not before…
So what does this taste like? Um… You know when it rains and you think you see a rainbow, but in fact you see 2? Yea, like that. It tastes better than Cracker Jacks with a nice subtle banana flavor which does not overpower the caramel or the maple.
Scrumptious synergy, I call it.
Have ripe bananas? Give this Banana Maple Caramel Corn a try! A buttery brown sugar caramel is blended with ripe bananas, banana liqueur, and maple syrup. Poured over freshly popped popcorn and baked over low heat, this sweet and crunchy treat is the perfect snack food! www.mind-over-batter.com
You have to try this, yo.
Deliciousness aside – Next time your kid tries to get all mouthy, or your husband leaves his dirty underwear on the bathroom floor – Make this caramel corn. Leave the caramel everywhere – Hell – Let the dog get all caramel-y. Once the caramel corn is ready, serve yourself a nice fat bowl, put your feet up, and with your sweeeeeeetest smile say; 

“DISHES!”

 Muhahahahahahaha!

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